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The level of interest in Boot Dusseldorf's wave pool got us all thinking that Dun Laoghaire really should have its very own? See the vid below.
In making a quick exit to the airport last Wednesday and realising I had forgotten a show proof pair of shoes I grabbed a new pair of Dubarry Clippers. Having done over 19,000 steps on day one I was not suffering…
The leeward mark saw gusts of thirty-five knots hitting the Lasers
Saturday, January 26th saw tough conditions on Monkstown Bay for day three of the Monkstown Laser Frostbite League sponsored by CH Marine. The third day of the Monkstown Laser league was a story worth telling. The skies appeared at daybreak…
MGM Boats John O'Kane (left) from Belfast Lough with Martin (centre) and Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats in Dublin on board the boot Dusseldorf 2018 Prestige stand with the new 70-foot Prestige 680s
Irish firms were among the exhibitors and organisers of boot Düsseldorf 2019 that were in high spirits throughout the nine days of the event. The trade fair, which ended on Sunday, reports that business was good and that contacts to…
Irish marine research vessel Celtic Voyager
There’s still time to apply for the Marine Institute’s vacancy for a temporary team leader for its Eurofleets Plus and Marine Robots projects. Applications close at noon tomorrow, Monday 28 January for the position, in which the successful candidate will…
Sally O’Flynn and Hanna D’Aughton’s eye-catching design recycles fabric sourced from the UK Sailmakers loft in Crosshaven
Transition Year students in Cork have found an inspiringly artistic and fashionable way of repurposing used sailcloth into something completely new. Sally O’Flynn, daughter of Baltimore 1720 sailor Peter O’Flynn, has teamed up with friend Hanna D’Aughton for the all-Ireland schools…
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UK Sailmakers Ireland Renews Its In-House Certification
Rob Taylor from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) was at UK Sailmakers Ireland loft in Crosshaven yesterday (Wednesday 23 January) for the refreshing of its In-House Certification (IHC). UK Sailmakers in Crosshaven is the only IHC loft in Ireland –…
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NSI trialling of new North Sails Tour Xi cruising sails on Strangford Lough recently on Peter Niblock's Moody S31 "Zeelander"
RYA NI is hold its Cruising Conference in Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club in Cultra, Co. Down this Saturday Jan 26th starting at 9.30am. As part of it, North Sails Ireland's Prof O'Connell will be giving a talk on…
British Government Launches 'Maritime 2050' to Aid €40bn Marine Industry
Today (Thursday 24 January 2019) marks an 'historic' moment  say industry chiefs for Britain’s marine industry with the launch of Maritime 2050, the UK Government’s first ever long-term strategy to support and grow the sector. Ironically, the announcement comes when…
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North Sails Ireland Takes Sail Trim Talk To Arklow This Friday
North Sails Ireland will be hosting its successful Sail Trim presentation at Arklow Sailing Club from 7.30pm this coming Friday 25 January. Following on from last week’s trim talk in Greystones, North Sails Ireland expert Shane Hughes will take Arklow…
Investigation Into Human Remains Found By Fishing Vessel Off Cork Coast
Gardaí in Cork have launched an investigation after human remains were recovered by the crew of a fishing vessel 180 nautical miles off Castletownbere in Co Cork at the weekend. TheJournal.ie reports that the vessel docked in Castletownbere on Sunday…
A full house at Kinsale Yacht Club to hear Olympian Mark Mansfield give pre season sailing tips
There was a full house to hear solo sailor Tom Dolan outline his 2019 plans in the new foiling Figaro 3 at Kinsale Yacht Club last Thursday.  As Afloat.ie previously reported, the evening also featured Mark Mansfield from UK Sailmakers Ireland…
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2018 has been a successful season for North Sails Ireland. Read the review and the victory roll below
Nigel Young, manager of North Sails Ireland (NSI), gives an overview of a successful 2018 sailing season for the sailmaker. What an amazing year 2018 was for North Sails Ireland and its clients! We are extremely proud of these results and…
Fisheries officers Paul Reynolds and Dermot Long on a protection patrol
Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a recruitment campaign for seasonal fisheries officers nationwide. The seasonal positions offer an opportunity to protect and develop Ireland’s rivers, lakes and waterways during the summer months. There are up to 40 positions on offer…
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Prof O'Connell puts North's Sail Trim Simulator to work in Greystones
The recent North Sails Ireland Talk at Greystones Sailing Club (GSC) has been hailed a great success for the County Wicklow club and North Sails who enjoyed a full house for the Upwind Sail Trim & Boatspeed talk presented by…
6 pm on the opening day of Boot Dusseldorf  – Over 60 people were on Ireland's MGM Boats brokerage stand at one stage and all were Irish!
In Hall 5 Stand E45 of Boot Dusseldorf, Ireland's MGM Boats did their best to give Europe's largest Boat Show a fair wind on Saturday, especially after the loss of the London Show. The Irish broker, that also has a presence on the…
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The Beneteau 31.7 race boat 'Indigo' competing on Dublin Bay. The Summer racing season is less than 100 days away so now is the time to prep your boat for the 2019 season says sailing coach Mark Mansfield in his top tips article below
Following on from his top tips articles for upwind and downwind helming techniques, UK Sailmakers Ireland agent and sailing professional/coach Mark Mansfield gives tips for prepping your race boat for the sailing season ahead. Tip #1—Improve Bottom Finish So many…

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